Light Scattering Technology for Food Property, Quality and Safety Assessment discusses the development and application of various light scattering techniques for measuring the structural and rheological properties of food, evaluating composition and quality attributes, and detecting pathogens in food. The first four chapters cover basic concepts, principles, theories, and modeling of light transfer in food and biological materials. Chapters 5 and 6 describe parameter estimation methods and basic techniques for determining optical absorption and scattering properties of food products.
Chapter 7 discusses the spatially-resolved measurement technique for determining the optical properties of food and biological materials, whereas Chapter 8 focuses on the time-resolved spectroscopic technique for measuring optical properties and quality or maturity of horticultural products. Chapter 9 examines practical light scattering techniques for nondestructive quality assessment of fruits and vegetables. Chapter 10 presents the theory of light transfer in meat muscle and the measurement of optical properties for determining the postmortem condition and textural properties of muscle foods and meat analogs.
Chapter 11 covers the applications of spatially-resolved light scattering techniques for assessing quality and safety of animal products. Chapter 12 looks into light scattering for milk and dairy processing. Chapter 13 examines the applications of dynamic light scattering for measuring the microstructure and rheological properties of food. Chapter 14 shows the applications of a biospeckle technique for assessing the quality and condition of fruits and vegetables. Chapter 15 provides a detailed description of Raman scattering spectroscopic and imaging techniques in food quality and safety assessment. Chapter 16, the final chapter, focuses on applications of light scattering techniques for the detection of food-borne pathogens.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Light and Optical Theories
Overview of Light Interaction with Food and Biological Materials
Theory of Light Transfer in Food and Biological Materials
Monte Carlo Modeling of Light Transfer in Food
Rodrigo Watté, Ben Aernouts, and Wouter Saeys
Parameter Estimation Methods for Determining Optical Properties of Foods
Kirk David Dolan and Haiyan Cen
Basic Techniques for Measuring Optical Absorption and Scattering Properties of Food
Changying Li and Weilin Wang
Spatially-Resolved Spectroscopic Technique for Measuring Optical Properties of Food
Haiyan Cen, Renfu Lu, Nghia Nguyen-Do-Trong, and Wouter Saeys
Time-Resolved Technique for Measuring Optical Properties and Quality of Food
Anna Rizzolo and Maristella Vanoli
Spectral Scattering for Assessing the Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
Yibin Ying, Lijuan Xie, and Xiaping Fu
Light Propagation in Meat and Meat Analog: Theory and Applications
Spectral Scattering for Assessing Quality and Safety of Meat
Light Scattering Applications in Milk and Dairy Processing
Dynamic Light Scattering for Measuring Microstructure and Rheological Properties of Food
Fernando Mendoza and Renfu Lu
Biospeckle Technique for Assessing Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
Artur Zdunek, Piotr Mariusz Pieczywek, and Andrzej Kurenda
Raman Scattering for Food Quality and Safety Assessment
Jianwei Qin, Kuanglin Chao, and Moon S. Kim
Light Scattering-Based Detection of Food Pathogens
Pei-Shih Liang, Tu San Park, and Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Renfu Lu is a supervisory research agricultural engineer and research leader of the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit within the USDA/ARS in East Lansing, Michigan. He also holds an adjunct professor appointment with the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. Dr. Lu earned his PhD and MS degrees in agricultural engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Cornell University, respectively, and his BS degree in engineering from Zhejiang Agricultural University (now Zhejiang University) in China. His research has been documented in more than 220 publications, including 95 refereed journal articles, and 16 book chapters.